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Don Sneddon

1980 Alaska Goldpanners
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Manager, Modesto Nuts

 

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Don Sneddon (80) CA's All-Time Winningest


 

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  • Sneddon became the all-time winningest coach in California community college baseball history when he recorded his 832nd win on March 21, 2006 when Santa Ana defeated Riverside College 2-1. Sneddon passed Jerry Weinstein who held the previous record of 831 wins while coaching at Sacramento City College .

    Santa Ana’s accomplishments with Sneddon at the helm have been plentiful - as the Dons have won three state championships and 12 conference championships. Sneddon’s Dons have appeared in six state championship games - with a record four in a row from 1993-96.

    Previous to 1976, the Santa Ana baseball program had only finished above .500 in 14 out of 43 seasons. Since then, the program has gone 26 straight seasons above .500—including 19 seasons above .700.

    A total of 101 different players have signed professional contracts while another 178 players have received scholarships to play at four-year colleges and universities during Sneddon's 26-year tenure.

    His contributions to amateur baseball have been numerous over the years. Sneddon has coached in the famed Alaska summer league and won a National Baseball Congress tournament title in 1980. In 1990, Sneddon toured with a team of California community college players throughout Taiwan. The following year he traveled to Florida as an assistant coach for the West team at the United States Baseball federation National Team Trials—the first step in the 1992 U.S. Olympic team selection.

    A former All-Southern California player at Cerritos College, Sneddon transferred to Cal State Fullerton, where he led the Titans to a California Collegiate Athletic Association conference championship and became the school’s first NCAA Division II All-American in 1974.

    After his playing days, Sneddon began his coaching career as an assistant to Augie Garrido at Cal State Fullerton in from 1975-76. From there, Sneddon came to Santa Ana as an assistant to Jim Reach in 1977. The Reach/Sneddon connection turned a once sullen baseball program into a nationally recognized powerhouse.

  • 5/1/7: Santa Ana Clinches OEC Championship
  • 2006: Panners salvage split with Birds
  • 3/21/6: Sneddon Featured on KOCE
  • 4/15/6: Sneddon Featured on KCAL 9
  • 5/8/4: Santa Ana win over Riverside | Santa Ana Head Coach "The win also moved head baseball coach Don Sneddon into a second-place tie with John Noce (San Mateo College) and Skip Claprood (Citrus College) for the most wins by a California community college coach with 772. Sneddon's record now stands at 772-265-3. Only Jerry Weinstein (Sacramento City College) has accumulated more wins, 831"
  • 2000, 2004 Orange Empire All-Conference Coach of the Year


2004 California Dons Results

June 14 vs. California Dons June 15 vs. California Dons June 16 vs. California Dons

2003: GAME ONE | MID SUN GAME | GAME THREE
2002: GAME ONE | MIDSUNGAME | GAME THREE

Don Sneddon Profile "Sneddon took over the top spot on March 21 when the Dons beat Riverside Community College (RCC), 2-1, in Orange Empire Conference baseball action."

1980 Alaska Goldpanners
Roster Statistics Results Schedule NBC